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Table Talk 2014

17th Annual Table Talk
Co-chairs: Annette Bracey and Sue Payne
Date and venue: Thursday February 27, 2014, at the Hilton Americas, Houston

Images of the 2014 Event 

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Photo credit: Sarah Gish

Converse. Share. Learn.

Table Talk is a fascinating combination of conversations over lunch, led by dynamic women of various cultures, professions and experience at each table. Table Talk benefits the Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program and the Carey C. Shuart Women's Archive and Research Collection at the University of Houston. The Shuart Women's Archive collects, preserves and shares the stories of women's contributions to Texas and Houston. The WGSS Program combines theoretical and empirical studies, to give students the tools to analyze gender dynamics of the past and present to build a fair future.


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Lina Bell, Shannon Buggs, Cindy Burns, Elizabeth Campbell,
Gina Carroll, Sarah Cooper, Janice Corley, Cheryl Creuzot, Melissa Edwards,
Caroline Fant, Diedra Fontaine, Pam Gardner, Andrea Georgsson, Eleanor Gilbane, Melanie Gray, MaryScott Hagle, Ursula Hall, Pauline Higgins, Leisa Holland-Nelson, Ann Van Horn, Chinhui Juhn, Becky Lao, Sultana Mangalji, Fatima Mawji, Judith Mazique, Terry Morales, Sharon Michael Owens, Alie Pruner, Beverly Robinson, Willetta Rucker, Sally Russ, Cynthia Ferrell Sample,
Yava Scott, Anita Smith, Carey Shuart, Trini Mendenhall Sosa, Ellen Susman,
Martha Turner, Dr. Polly Turner, Hallie Vanderhider


Melanie Gray

Annette Bracey, CenterPoint Energy, ExxonMobil, Fiesta Mart, Inc., Grant Me the Wisdom Foundation, H-E-B, Chinhui Juhn & Edward Allen, Beverly Robinson & Angela Shippy, Carey Shuart, Cindy Burns & Martha Turner of Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty

Amegy Bank, Andrews Kurth, Andi Georgsson, MaryScott Hagle, Ursula A. Hall, Geordie Hrdlicka & Patricia Moore /Verde Wealth Group, Nina Karohl, Tiz & Ann MacNaughton, Susana Monteverde, Amber Anderson Mostyn, Sue Payne, Texas Children’s Hospital

Vilma Allen & Jo Rosenblum King, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Christine Attar, Patti Culbert & Adrian Melissinos, Bennie Ferrell Catering, Heather Brown & Yava Scott, Gina Carroll & Willetta Rucker, Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry, Sarah Cooper, Yvonne Cormier & Eileen Lawal, Cheryl Creuzot, Cullen College of Engineering, Deavra Daughtry, Direct Energy, Caroline Fant, Eleanor Gilbane, Allison Hay, Jones School of Business – Rice University, Mandy Kao, Tina Knowles, Judy Mazique, Sherry and Gerald Merfish Fund, Kathryn Peek & Pam Gardner, Latha Ramchand, Dean, Bauer College of Business, Rebecca Rush & MaryRoss Taylor, Dr. Polly Turner, UH Libraries,
Dr. Alvia Wardlaw

Special Thanks To:
Beck’s Prime Rib, Zita Giraldo, Laura Lark - Featured Artist, MetLife, Soso Design, Hallie Vanderhider

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